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Presidential Lecture Series

Mock Debate

Recognition Year: 

Moderated by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind (PBS)

September 13, 2016

7 p.m. Student Mock Debate
Student Union Apollo Room

5:30 p.m. Public Reception
Student Union Endeavour Room

Co-sponsored with Student Government

Alexander Heffner is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life, and millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign.

His work has been profiled in Variety, Medium, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and on NBC News, C-SPAN, NY1, HuffPost Live and BBC, among other media outlets.

His essays, reviews, and op-eds have appeared in Reuters, RealClearPolitics, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Root, among other publications.

He has lectured and moderated panels for the National Constitution Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University, Quello Center for Telecommunication and Law at Michigan State University, College of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, School of Political Management at George Washington University, Office of Academic Affairs at University of New Mexico, School of Social Sciences at University of California–Irvine and New Media Project at Bryn Mawr College. He was the political director for WHRB 95.3 FM and host of The Political Arena. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Andover and Harvard.

Learn more at alexanderheffner.com